Lille striker Moussa Sow has hailed the impact of on-loan Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole in Ligue 1.
Steed Malbranque's representatives have dismissed reports the former Fulham, Tottenham and Sunderland midfielder has retired from football to care for a cancer-stricken son who does not even exist.
Paris Saint-Germain have announced the signing of Roma striker Jeremy Menez and midfielder Blaise Matuidi from St Etienne on three-year deals.
St Etienne midfielder Blaise Matuidi has suggested he would welcome a move to Paris St Germain this summer.
Saint-Etienne have put a GBP;13.5 million price tag on midfielder Blaise Matuidi.
St Etienne president Roland Romeyer claims that only a bid of 15 million will prise in-demand midfielder Blaise Matuidi away from the club.
Lille coach Rudi Garcia is considering handing England international Joe Cole his Ligue 1 debut against Saint-Etienne this weekend.